Gameday skate: Canucks host Blues as teams begin playoff push

Vancouver needs to turn it around next game. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks. After backing in to the Olympic break the Vancouver Canucks must begin to turn their season around tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Ryan Kesler is expected to miss tonight’s game, while Kevin Bieksa (bruised foot) and Henrik Sedin (ribs) are game time decisions.

Canucks “Show-Me” how to play in St. Louis grab 3-2 win!

Canucks vs. Blues

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 44 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues. Daniel Sedin scored a power-play goal 46 seconds into OT and added an assist as the Canucks posted a 3-2 victory over the host Blues. The goal was his 700th point of his career. Daniel ripped a shot past Brian Elliott after a feed from Henrik Sedin. Alexandre Burrows had 2 goals.

Game 14 Wrap-Up: Vancouver Canucks Suffer The Blues 3-2

T.J. Oshie

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 13 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and St. Louis Blues. For the second time in the span of 10 days the Canucks were beaten by the St. Louis Blues. Alex Burrows opened the scoring, Ryan Kesler notched one, but a pair by T.J. Oshie for St. Louis were enough to help them win.

Northwest Athlete Profile: T.J. Oshie

T.J. Oshie

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current St. Louis Blues forward from Mount Vernon, Washington by way of Minnesota. The St. Louis Blues drafted him 24th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Oshie hasn’t reached his full potential yet but the pivot is still just 24.

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